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North Carolina guard Leaky Black (1) drives to the basket against Stanford during a semifinal game in the Maui Invitational tournament,Tuesday in Asheville. North Carolina won 67-63.
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Black helps No. 14 UNC top Stanford 67-63 in Maui semifinals

ASHEVILLE — Leaky Black and North Carolina spent last season struggling in late-game situations, fumbling away leads and failing to make a needed play at the most critical of moments. Maybe …
Duke's D.J. Steward (24) puts up a shot against Michigan State during Tuesday's game in the State Farm Champions Classic at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham.
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Izzo, Spartans finally win at Cameron

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo took another good team to Cameron Indoor Stadium, but this time his players responded to the usual Duke fast start and finished with a 75-69 Tuesday night in the State …
Senior Katelyn Parker (10) drives in from the wing during Tuesday’s game against Cape Fear Academy at Wilson Christian. Parker had eight rebounds and six points in the Lady Chargers’ 46-31 victory.

Lady Chargers outlast CFA, masks and all

Given that many of the Wilson Christian varsity girls basketball players have already been through a season of pandemic protocols while playing volleyball, the Lady Chargers just shrugged off the …
Wilson Christian’s Will Hoskins (12) is closely guarded by Elijah Tharrington of Durham Liberty Christian during Tuesday’s game at Wilson Christian. Hoskins had 16 points but the Chargers lost 73-65.

Chargers can’t overcome Liberty

Victory continued to elude the Wilson Christian varsity boys basketball team as visiting Liberty Christian of Durham held off a late Chargers rally to emerge with a 73-65 victory in its season …

Lady Demons clip Knights to prep for Hunt

ROCKY MOUNT — With a match against archrival Hunt next up for the Fike High varsity volleyball team, the Lady Demons got an early boost on the way to a three-set sweep of 3-A Big East …

JUNIOR VARSITY ROUNDUP: Miller paces WCA past Faith

Behind a career-high 17 points from sophomore Holland Miller, Wilson Christian notched its first girls basketball win of the season Tuesday, as the Lady Chargers decked Faith Christian of Rocky Mount …

Area Calendar, Dec. 2-3

Wednesday, December 2 High School Varsity Volleyball Franklinton at Southern Nash, 5 p.m.; Hunt at Fike, 5 p.m.   High School Cross-Country Hunt, Rocky Mount at Fike (Gillette …
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Bulldogs help Wolfpack open cage slate at Raleigh

Atlantic Christian College would supply the opposition for North Carolina State College’s basketball season opener in the Wolfpack’s Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh. Legendary head coach …
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Lady Warriors best Granville Central in rivalry match

Lauren Baker tips the ball over Courtney Williams in the first set of the match. The two battled all night long at the net.
STEM — Granville Central fell 3-1 to the J.F. Webb High School Lady Warriors in a highly anticipated match between the rivals on Nov. 24. Webb opened the first set on a 7-1 run. Granville …
Megan Ellis created havoc at the net for Roanoke Rapids on Nov. 23. She swatted the ball into the heart of the nest for a winner. The Lady Vikings took home a win the next day against Warren County.

South Granville beats Warren County Lady Eagles at the net

WARRENTON — The South Granville Lady Vikings made a quick trip to Warren County on Nov. 24 and returned with a 3-0 win over the Lady Eagles. South Granville used a balanced attack at the net …
Austin Proctor sends the ball back over the net for the Lady Firebirds early in the first set against Vance Charter on Friday.

Lady Firebirds fly by Vance Charter

CREEDMOOR — Falls Lake Academy cruised by the Vance Charter Lady Knights 3-0 on Friday. The Lady Firebirds won 25-15, 25-13 and 25-8. Freshman Anna Holcombe picked up a kill early in the …

Panther runners take top positions

LOUISBURG — Granville Central’s cross-country teams walked away with wins at Owen’s Park in Louisburg on Nov. 17. The meet pitted Louisburg and Warren County against the Panthers. Going …
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Teal inks South Carolina National Letter of Intent

Chase Teal, center, signed to play beach volleyball for the University of South Carolina on Thursday, Nov. 12. Teal's parents, Tracy and Jeff, and Chase's brother, Colson, watch as she prepares to take her game to the next level.
CREEDMOOR — Chase Teal signed her National Letter of Intent on Nov. 12 to play beach volleyball for the University of South Carolina. Teal, a national champion beach volleyball player, …
Brooke Bowling signs her letter of intent to play softball for University of North Carolina Charlotte from her home.

Brooke Bowling commits to UNC-C

CREEDMOOR — South Granville softball standout Brooke Bowling signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Bowling, a …
Terence Harcum's family watches as he signs his National Letter of Intent to play for Appalachian State University on Nov. 12. Terence Sr., Natasha and his sister, Shiyera, said they were proud of his accomplishments. Amanda Dixon | Bunter-Creedmoor News

Harcum signs with Mountaineers

STEM — Granville Central’s all-time leading scorer, Terence Harcum, signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday afternoon to play basketball for Appalachian State University. The 6-foot-3 …
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N.C. Capitals owner DeMarcus Oliver will bring Wake Forest its first semiprofessional basketball team in 2021.

Oxford native bringing semipro basketball team to Wake County

WAKE FOREST — A professional basketball team will represent the town of Wake Forest in 2021 when the N.C. Capitals come to the area. The Capitals will be the first semiprofessional …
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Katie McLamb signs to play volleyball at Tusculum University last week while surrounded by her family: Tyler, Kenneth and Holli McLamb. She will have the opportunity to play beach and indoor volleyball for the Pioneers.

McLamb to play volleyball at Tusculum University

STEM — Katie McLamb made it official by signing to play volleyball for Tusculum University. Tusculum is a Division II school in East Tennessee. McLamb will have the rare opportunity to play …
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